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New and Useful Features in Skitch for Android

It’s been a while since I last used Skitch on either of my Android tablets, but when updates for it were released today I had to try it out again. The updates that came out today include the options to group and ungroup pen strokes, easier assignment of your work to Skitch notebooks, and the reintroduction of two finger panning across images.

Three things that you can have students do with Skitch for Android:

1. Draw on maps. Select the “Draw on Map” option then search for a location. Students can zoom in and out on the map. When they’ve reached the zoom level that they want they can draw and type on the map to develop a short story about a place or to simply label locations.

2. Annotate websites. Select the “Capture from Web” option then enter the url for any website or for an image hosted on the web. After the website loads students can draw on it, highlight parts of it, and save and share their annotations. It could be a good way to have students practice identifying parts of speech or flaws in an online article. When they’ve completed their annotations they can share their work with you.

3. Create short photo stories. Skitch is best known for being a tool for drawing. Students can use Skitch to draw on a blank canvas or to draw on top of an existing image to tell a short story.

How are you using Skitch with your students?

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  • http://twitter.com/Mark__C Mark Cunningham

    If you have 1:1, Skitch can be used as a digital show-me-board

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